• Miles of uncrowded white sandy beaches extend to the horizon, separating the clear blue ocean and undulating grass-covered dunes.

    Fire Island

    National Seashore New York

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  • New Backcountry Camping procedures

    Reservations for required permits must be obtained through Recreation.gov. Due to the breach at Old Inlet, access to both east and west wilderness camping zones must now be from Davis Park or access points west, and involve a 2½ to 10 mile hike. More »

For Your Safety: Be Careful With Fire

Fire Island National Seashore is composed of several areas that are vulnerable to wildland fires. For this reason, open fires are strictly prohibited anywhere within the park's boundaries.

Barbecuing is permitted only in the park's designated picnic areas where grills have been provided. Never leave a grill unattended and be sure to fully extinguish coals before leaving the picnic area. Grills are not permitted outside of these designated areas. For wilderness camping—by permit only—open fires are prohibited; you must bring and use a backcountry stove for cooking.

Fires are not permitted on the beach.

Prevention is the best defense against fire. If smoke or other indications of a fire are present, move to a safe location and report to a ranger as soon as possible or call 911.

Did You Know?

Seal on beach in winter.

Seals occasionally bask on Fire Island beaches in winter. Enjoy watching them from a safe distance. Remember to give these wild mammals plenty of room to retreat if you encounter one during your winter hike! More...